Putting education to work
The tenth edition of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report, Putting Education to Work, reveals the urgent need to invest in skills for youth. In developing countries, 200 million people aged 15-24 have not even completed primary school and need alternative pathways to acquire basic skills for employment and prosperity.
The world’s youth population is larger than ever before: one in eight young people are unemployed and over a quarter are trapped in jobs that keep them on or below the poverty line. As the effects of the economic crisis continue to squeeze societies worldwide, the severe lack of youth skills is more damaging than ever.
The EFA Global Monitoring Report is an annual publication prepared by an independent team based at UNESCO. It monitors progress towards the six EFA goals adopted in Dakar, Senegal in 2000. The UIS is a key member of the EFA monitoring team, providing statistical annexes and analysis which lay the foundations for the report.